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 Video - Great Australian Radio
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 22:19 on 7 March 2007.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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I had the pleasure of buying and viewing the video called Great Australian Radio which has been put together by Perth collector Steve Savell.

The material, which comes on two DVDs, was quite enjoyable and lasted for more than 90 minutes.

First up is an interview with an employee from the Western Australian radio manufacturer, Batyphone and this is followed by tours of several collections located in four states, some of the collections being quite immense in both size and variety.

It demonstrates that many collectors are very serious about their efforts to preserve valve radios and in many cases bringing damaged ones back to life and many of these restored sets look like they have just left the factory floor.

For under $60.00 this is tremendous value and I recommend purchase of this video at once. Even if you like antiques or Australian history but are not a collector I am sure you will still enjoy the film.

Steve can be contacted at savell.com ( at ) bigpond.com [replace the parentheses and 'at' with the . sign - I change this to prevent web robots harvesting Steve's address and then spamming it.]

Once again, I do recommend this video to all vintage radio enthusiasts and other interested people.


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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